Johnny Never and Zep Harpo
Together, Johnny and Zep churn out a blues magic that is infused with mojo, spirit and authenticity. They have been referred to as “The Dynamic Duo of Delta Blues” offering up performances of soulful blues ballads, passionate Delta slide and driving Little Walter and Muddy Waters riffs. Johnny’s exquisite finger style guitar work and passionate voice are complimented perfectly by Seth’s deep range of sound and harmonica styles.
Johnny Never delivers Delta, Piedmont and East Texas Blues with a passion and authority that has been pleasing blues lovers for a decade. In 2011, Johnny, along with his band, The Solar Pimps, was the only local act selected by the Philadelphia Folk Song Society to perform in a concert honoring the 100th birthday of blues legend, Robert Johnson. Johnny has played in major local blues festivals and has been recognized by blues clubs in the greater metropolitan area as one of the most authentic Delta blues artists in the region.
Harmonica player Seth Holzman AKA Zep Harpo blows 'em away with passionate and masterful harp playing. Zep has performed with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, John Mooney, Dave "Honeyboy" Edwards, Magic Slim, Ronnie Earl, and other dignitaries of the blues.
Johnny also plays with a full band,in a four piece or five-piece all acoustic setting Johnny Never and the Solar Pimps were recognized by the Baltimore Blues Society as being "...the real thing - Delta and Pidemont Blues rarely found this far north".